Word From The Chairman,
Dr Allan Nichols
We are often asked why it’s important to develop partnerships between schools and business. After all, school, particularly at primary and intermediate level is about education, not workforce development.
Yes, that’s true, but it’s also true that unless we excite children and young people about the working world, we may find it difficult to motivate them to undertake any education or personal development.
It’s also a fact that young people need to understand options and make choices about their education. For some thirteen year olds, the working world is only two or three years away and they need to understand, for example, that science and maths are important subjects for their career options.
Our core business at Partner's Porirua is about bringing together the business world and the education sector."
We provide opportunities for students to undertake special projects with socially responsible businesses here in Porirua. We help teachers demonstrate a practical application to education by partnering them with organisations who use science and technology for profit.
The opportunities here in Porirua are endless and each year we are amazed about the success of the partnerships and their implications.
7 Serlby Place, Porirua
PO Box 50462
Ph: (04) 237 1099
Fax: (04) 237 1101
Trustees & Officers
Dr Allan Nichols QSM
Principal, Bishop Viard College
Margaret Faulkner QSM
Board Member Capital and Coast District Health Board, Member Whitireia Community Polytechnic
Retired Bank Executive, Member Whitireia
Community Polytechnic Foundation
Board, Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow
Manager, Kiwi Bank
Principal, Cannons Creek School
Connect Global Limited, Diligence Limited
Mobile: 027 286 1919
School Partnership Facilitator
Mobile: 027 252 0392
Youth Service & Education Projects Leader
Mobile: 027 229 9208
Youth Service Coach
Mobile: 021 0840 1936
Youth Service & Administration
Mobile: 021 030 0666